On Aug. 21, evidence suggests, a chemical weapons attack in Syria killed more than 1,400 people, including at least 400 children. While these numbers are a sliver of the broader slaughter during Syria’s civil war — which has killed more than 100,000 — the brazen use of chemical weapons violates global norms in place since the end of World War I’s horrors. World leaders are right to condemn it, and world citizens are right to cry for some assurance that it won’t happen again.
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